Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriken is ready to talk about extending his contract – but not until the end of the season, says Mauriceio Pocetino.
Denmark's 27-year-old midfielder, linked to his move to Real Madrid, scored an impressive winner in the 88th minute after Spurs defeated Brighton 1-0 on Tuesday.
His contract expires at the end of next season, and so far he has withdrawn to engage in a new deal.
"I hope and I want the Christian to be with us in the future," said Pecano.
"I think the Christian and we are so open to talk and see what will happen.
"This is a very special situation, and the Christian is a special person, the time for him or the club to agree something is perhaps different from another player."
"It's so close to the end of the season, and there's plenty of time to talk about it now." The most important thing now, not only for him, is that all players concentrate and try to achieve the things we want.
Tottenham are in the semifinals of the Champions League and will qualify for the tournament next year if they become European champions.
However, if they fail to do so, they can still qualify for the 2019-20 race as long as they finish in the Premier League Four.
Eriksen's strike against Bratton, a 25-yard low shot, retained third Tottenham, three points in fourth place Chelsea with three league matches.
"We are now in a position that is in our hands to be the top four," added Pocettino. "If we are able to win the next three games in the Premiership, then we will be third."